As RedState reported, Argentinians pulled their country back from the brink of a socialist-led collapse on Sunday. Javier Milei, a libertarian-minded outsider, pulled off the upset by beating Sergio Massa in a runoff. Mass celebrations broke out in the streets after the nation’s long-standing one-party government was defeated. Of course, not everyone was happy, and that includes the American press.
You see, they love it when far-left socialists take power. For example, when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, an outright authoritarian, won the presidency in Brazil in late 2022, he was described as a moderate unifying force who defeated the terrible “far-right” Jair Bolsonaro. Naturally, Bolsonaro was then banned from running for office for eight years because that’s how totally free states work.
So how is Milei being treated by the American press? See if you can pick up on the trend.
I don't know for sure, but I'm starting to think the press isn't very honest. pic.twitter.com/Q1L4MMZbqw— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) November 20, 2023
Here’s another one for good measure that manages to get all the talking points in.
NEW: Argentina's new president Javier Milei is against abortion, pro-gun, vowed to cut ties with China, insulted Pope Francis and says humans are not behind climate change— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 20, 2023
READ: https://t.co/iU8wMvdW2D pic.twitter.com/iyl8e1wh3A
Isn’t Milei scary? I mean, he’s against killing children in the womb, he supports the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns, he doesn’t want to be subservient to China, and he doesn’t subscribe to the rantings of Greta Thunberg. How absolutely awful.
Argentina just elected Milei, who pledges to slash spending and restore fiscal responsibility and who openly calls for a close relationship with the US and a turn from China. Of course our garbage press are livid and wish him ill. They truly are international Leftist trash.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 20, 2023
Here’s the dumbest part about this, though. Milei is, ideologically speaking, fairly libertarian. Do you know who is the furthest thing from a libertarian on the right? That would be Donald Trump.
Claiming that Milei is like Trump just because he’s a bit eccentric is the kind of intellectual idiocy we’ve all come to expect from the American press. Milei is a fiscal hawk. Trump is the opposite of that. Milei wants to reform and curtail the welfare state. Trump has made protecting it a centerpiece of his campaign. And before people start ranting at me in the comments, I’m not saying those things as an attack on Trump. Everyone on the right has different opinions about issues like social security and Medicaid. I could go on and on listing where the two differ on major issues.
I’m simply saying that Milei is not Trump, and the press attempt to tie the two together is transparent. It’s lazy garbage that absconds from the fact that Argentina was in a terrible state and that its voters put Milei in office for justifiable reasons. The mainstream media’s obsession with trying to make everyone they disagree with about Donald Trump is moronic.